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FC: Underground Railroad
1: Created By: Shayla Donnelly RSCS 7th grade Social Studies
2: Not a real railroad. the underground railroad was in the Underground Railroad in Cincinnati, Ohio. Those who most actively assisted slaves to escape by way of the “railroad” were members of the free black community (including former slaves like Harriet Tubman). | The network of routes extended through 14 Northern states and “the promised land” of Canada--beyond the reach of fugitive-slave hunters.
3: It got its name because its activities had to be carried out in secret, using darkness or disguise, and because railway terms were used by those involved with system to describe how it worked.
4: Josiah Henson was born into slavery June 15, 1789, in Port Tobacco, Maryland. He was a slave. | In 1828, Henson became a preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church and was able to earn money to buy his freedom. In 1830 Henson fled to Canada with his family where he became involved in the Underground Railroad, leading over 200 slaves to freedom.He died in 1883
5: By watching the actions of the other slaves, Henson soon learned that if he was loyal and provided diligent service to his master, he would not get into very much trouble and he might even become fairly successful. Henson followed his plan and became successful on the plantation where he lived. He was an outstanding worker,supervisor, and in 1828, he became a preacher. | By and by, Harriet Beecher Stowe started interviewing slaves to get background for the book she was writing. Fate brought her to Josiah Henson. Henson ended up being the main inspiration for the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. The book was an instant hit in the North. Copies were sold all over the world. Henson went to England and lectured on his life as "Uncle Tom," the slave.
6: Harriet was born in 1820. Dorchester county, Maryland, U.S.—died March 10, 1913, Auburn, New York) American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. | She led hundreds of bondsmen to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad—an elaborate secret network of safe houses organized for that purpose. She died in 1913.
7: The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals -- many whites but predominantly black -- who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation. | Still it effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year -- according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850.
8: The red lines on the map represents the routes the slaves took to get to the free countries.
9: This picture was a safe house that the slaves stayed in over night when they were trying escape to freedom.
10: "Underground Railroad" 2012 http://angelweb.richfieldcsd.org/section/content/default.asp?WCI=pgDisplay&WCU=CRSCNT&ENTRY_ID=C2095BCFB923438C82EF0A63FC7BF307.5/21 "Underground Railroad" 2012 http://angelweb.richfieldcsd.org/section/content/default.asp?WCI=pgDisplay&WCU=CRSCNT&ENTRY_ID=C2095BCFB923438C82EF0A63FC7BF3075/21 "Underground Railroad" 2012 http://angelweb.richfieldcsd.org/section/content/default.asp?WCI=pgDisplay&WCU=CRSCNT&ENTRY_ID=C2095BCFB923438C82EF0A63FC7BF307.5/22 | Website information
11: americaslibrary.gov myvicariouslyfe.com legendsofamerica.com math.buffalo.edu en.wikipedia.org mhso.ca authortalk.org learnnc.org fineartamerica.com | Websites for pictures
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